One patient explains how her oncology nurse’s sense of humor helped her when undergoing cancer treatment, a particularly stressful time.
It was my first chemotherapy session. Judith Newcomb, B.S.N., RN, OCN, was the nurse in my group. Apparently, Judi has been doing this job for a long time. She would actually show up to change intravenous bags without needing to hear the alert. Judi also seemed to have a fun sense of humor, which I appreciated. Although all the people I have met at Maryland Oncology Hematology in Annapolis are nice, Judi seemed to be a bit nicer, especially with fun personality even when things might have been hectic.
Editor’s Note: This is an essay submitted by Chardele Miller for the 2021 Extraordinary Healer Award. Click here to read more about CURE®’s Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing event on April 30, 2021.
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